Construction nearing practical completion at Manchester Goods Yard

Allied London's eagerly awaited Manchester Goods Yard development, designed by Chapman Taylor, is approaching practical completion on site in Manchester.

Manchester Goods Yard is a significant new office scheme at the heart of the St. John’s regeneration development, a new city centre neighbourhood underpinned by enterprise, culture and living. Manchester Goods Yard will be accredited BREEAM Excellent and uses off-site Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to maximise opportunities to reduce waste, improve quality and minimise its carbon footprint.

Under construction in June 2021

The large-format office floorplates are designed to create an adaptable and flexible workspace. The design embraces health and wellbeing and elements of biophilia in order to create a vibrant environment for people to enjoy.

Design concept

Manchester Goods Yard is set to become the fulcrum for Enterprise City at St. John’s, a new digital media technology hub which will be home to a mix of SMEs and multi-corporation technology and creative industry organisations. The ultra-modern, flexible workspaces will be supplemented by a mix of café bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, with the aim of creating a vibrant neighbourhood in which to live, work, shop and relax.

Chapman Taylor designed this development for developer Allied London and was then novated to Main Contractor Lendlease for the delivery stage, seeing the project through from concept to completion. The project was funded by Aviva Life & Pensions UK.

Design concept

Mark Doughty (BA (Hons) BArch)

Associate Director, UK

Mark joined Chapman Taylor in 2006, becoming an Associate Director in 2016. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Mark has a business development remit for the office workplace sector across the UK business.

He has over 10 years’ experience and has successfully completed a number of major award winning projects across a range of sectors.

He takes an active part in the BCO and completed the 2016 BCO Cycle Challenge, riding from London to Amsterdam over four days with 50 members of the BCO.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

Mark joined Chapman Taylor in 2006 becoming an Associate Director in 2016. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Mark has a business development remit for the office workplace sector across the UK business.

He has over 10 years’ experience and has successfully completed a number of major award winning projects across a range of sectors.

He takes an active part in the BCO and completed last year’s Cycle Challenge riding from London to Amsterdam over four days with fifty members of the BCO.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

Simon Marlin ((MArch))

SENIOR ARCHITECT,

Simon has played a central role in the delivery of some major Chapman Taylor projects of recent years, including the mixed-use Port Baku Tower 2 in Azerbaijan, the Kampus Build-to-Rent residential scheme in central Manchester and Booking.com’s Manchester Goods Yard office headquarters.

Having studied architecture at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Simon worked for 11 years at Pozzoni Architecture in Altrincham, leading the establishment of their successful London office, before joining Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio in 2015.

Simon’s technical expertise has been an invaluable element of our successful delivery of complex schemes in the residential, office and mixed-use sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Delivery / Office / Residential / Mixed-Use

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